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UK Wants ISPs to be Responsible for Third Party Content Online

October 31st, 2010 10:05 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “A key UK government minister, Ed
Vaizey (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative
Industries), has ominously proposed that internet providers (ISPs)
should introduce a new Mediation Service that would allow them the

freedom to censor third party content on the internet
, without
court intervention, in response to little more than a public
complaint. Vaizey anticipates that internet users could use the
‘service’ to request that any material deemed to be ‘inaccurate’
(good luck with that) or privacy infringing is removed. No doubt
any genuine complaints would probably get lost in a sea of abuse by
commercial firms trying to attack freedom of speech and
expression.”

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